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Road Not Taken

Samuel Wong
Nora Lam
2016 | 76min | color | HD | Korean Subtitles



The Student Strike, the fight for the Civic Square, the spark off of Occupy Central, the use of Tear Gas against the citizens and the subsequent occupying situation in Admiralty, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay, are like yesterday for Billy and Popsy, Year 2 and Year 3 Art Student studying in the University of Hong Kong. The sore from tear gas and the guerrilla fight with police, as well as going to the British Parliament in hopes to prove the destroy of One Country Two System by the Communist Sovereignty, seem like 75 days of fruitless and failing attempt on the street. Life is back to normal as the revolution came to an end. One of the protesters on the street, becomes the president of Student Union, and the other works her lives to make a living. But both still seek to contribute and defend for the dignity of this very place in their own position. The June 4th Vigil organised by the HKUSU said No to the China-oriented approach and opt for awakening a greater local consciousness from Hong Kong people. As the political reform came to a rotten end, the society is yet to have a clear focus in the discussion. The development of this civil society was brought to a suffocating atmosphere. Powerless feelings are still retained as we come to the yearly July 1 demonstration. How would they see their future? How would they contribute to Hong Kong’s future as a member of this generation?


Director's Statement

The filming of “Road Not Taken” started during the student strike while the ending is yet to know, it was simply set to document stories of the youngsters. The film recorded student association strike committees, student leaders, general university participants of the movement, local “valiant” youngsters, that every one of them has sincerely tried their best to change our society step by step. Amongst this turbid uncertainty, how do young participants of Umbrella Revolution see their own future? In today’s Hong Kong, we are treading on darkness, seeking a way out of the current desparation. We have only one home, here in the city. Now, in obscurity, let’s search for the force of guildance than lead us through today’s gloom.



Samuel Wong
A graduate from University of Hong Kong. He was the past vice-chairperson in Campus TV, HKUSU, as well as a delegate of HKUSU to Hong Kong Federation of Students in 2013 and 2014, major stakeholder in Umbrella Revolution. He curated ‘Umbrella Through Lens’, a short film festival about Umbrella Revolution in HKU. His first short drama film ‘Couplet’ entered the 2015 Freshwave Competition organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Nora Lam
A current HKU student and a former director in Campus TV, HKUSU. She now works on independent productions of documentaries. Her previous documentary, ‘Midnight in Mong Kok’, was screened in 2015 Urban Nomad Film Festival in Taipei and was a finalist of The 21st Incubator for film & visual media in Asia Awards Open Category.